NYC Hotspot Find: Mozzarella e Vino

NYC Hotspot Find: Mozzarella e Vino | meltingbutter.com

Midtown has got to be one of my least favourite dining destinations in NYC. I’m pretty sure local New Yorkers and tourists alike have gone for an inspiring trip to MoMa, left feeling famished with zero decent restaurant options (that don’t equal the price of a limb). Enter Mozzarella e Vino a casual yet elegant enoteca specialising in … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Ace Hotel

NYC Hotspot Find: Ace Hotel | meltingbutter.com

ACE HOTEL NEW YORK, MIDTOWN WEST The Ace Hotel is the perfect spot for young creative types travelling to NYC.  Not surprisingly, the hotel also attracts local creative freelancers, hipsters and cool kids who come to hang out in the lobby, work on their latest magazine stories while sipping on a Stumptown latte and taking … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Hide-Chan Ramen

NYC Hotspot Find: Hide-Chan Ramen | meltingbutter.com

HIDE-CHAN RAMEN, MIDTOWN Midtown is pretty much the most uninspiring place in Manhattan to work if you’re looking for an exciting lunch. But there is a hidden secret that office workers in the eastern mid-50’s have been guarding closely for a while now. Hide-Chan Ramen, a franchise hailing all the way from Tokyo (and sister … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Ippudo Westside

Akumaru Modern Ramen | NYC Hotspot Find: Ippudo Westside | meltingbutter.com

IPPUDO WESTSIDE, MIDTOWN There are 2 reasons why you should be excited about Ippudo Westside: A far shorter wait for your favourite Ippudo ramen (30 minutes is better than 3 hours) The idea of Midtown becoming a good ramen neighbourhood is developing into a reality (now when Totto Ramen is too busy, just walk around … Continue reading

New York City restaurant guide: Fifteen Favourites

It’s probably impossible to distil all NYC restaurants down to the best 15, but I’m ambitious so I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway.  Besides, it’s my blog so I can take it back if I change my mind. These restaurants are the top-15 that really impressed me in the 10 months I’ve … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Sushi Yasuda

NYC Hotspot Find: Sushi Yasuda | meltingbutter.com

SUSHI YASUDA, MIDTOWN Writing about Sushi Yasuda again is impossible. As soon as I start to write anything I just get annoyed that I’m not eating there right now. Best sushi I’ve ever eaten. Best Bit: Omakase, omakase, omakase http://www.sushiyasuda.com/home.html 204 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017 (212) 972-1001   WE’RE SOCIAL AT MELTING … Continue reading

New York City guide: The coffee snob’s guide to NYC

Italians and Australians in my experience are two of the fussiest coffee drinkers in the world. And it just so happens that most of my friends living in NYC are either Australian, Italian, or people who have lived in Italy for a substantial time – basically; my friends are a bunch of coffee snobs. Since … Continue reading